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July 3, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Fourteen percent of women age 15-49 have experienced sexual violence, and 8% experienced such violence in the 12 months before the survey (Table 17.3). The percentage of women ever experiencing sexual violence increases with age. Less than 1% of women had experienced sexual violence by age 12 and 5% by age 22" (313).
June 23, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"During 2016 and the first six months of 2017, 102 criminal cases were instituted for committing physical or sexual domestic violence (...) 19 in 2016 and 14 during the first six months of 2017 for rape. In 2016, 44 cases of rape were recorded, and 26 cases during the first six months of 2017. " (27).
June 19, 2020, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The same mid-term report highlighted rapes by police officers. In the first half of the year there were 51 cases reported, allegedly committed by both on-duty and off-duty officers. According to the report, Gauteng had the highest number of officers allegedly involved in rapes, with 15 cases registered" (3). "From April 2016 to March 2017, 39,828 cases of rape were reported. According to the 2016-2017 NPA Annual Report, the conviction rate for sexual offense crimes was 72 percent. This was, however, only related to cases that went to trial. A recent Medical Research Council study on the investigation, prosecution, and adjudication of reported rape cases concluded only 18.5 percent of...more
June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

Figure 16.1, titled "Women's experience of violence by marital status, shows the percentage of women who have experienced physical or sexual violence in Papua New Guinea. The percentage of women who have ever experienced sexual violence is 11% for never-married women, 33% for currently married or cohabitating women, and 44% for divorced/widowed/separated women (291). "Twenty-eight percent of women age 15-49 have ever experienced sexual violence, and 20% experienced sexual violence in the 12 months preceding the survey (Table 16.4). Eleven percent of women had experienced sexual violence by age 22, while 6% had experienced sexual violence by age 18 (Table 16.5)" (291). "Patterns by background characteristics: 1) Divorced, separated, or...more
June 1, 2020, 12:53 a.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In 2017, just 890 rapes were reported to the police. Of these, 535 resulted in prosecutions and only 94 in convictions" (para 6). "This is despite government figures showing that 5,100 women experienced rape or attempted rape in 2017 and a separate study putting this figure far higher at 24,000 women" (7).
May 31, 2020, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In 2018 by men: 440 women were murdered and 317 women were sexually assaulted" (para 1). " During 2018 317 women, in December 27 women sustained sexual violence" (para 36).
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Overall, 6 percent of women report having experienced sexual violence ever in their lifetime, down from 9 percent in NFHS-3" (565). "NFHS-4 shows that sexual violence is most often committed by individuals with whom women have an intimate relationship. Among ever-married women age 15-49 who have ever experienced sexual violence, 83 percent report their current husband and 9 percent report a former husband as perpetrators. Among the never-married women who reported sexual violence, the most common perpetrators were “other” relatives (30%), followed by a current or former boyfriend (16%), their own friend or acquaintance (15%), and a family friend (13%). Non-trivial percentages of never-married women report strangers (6%) and teachers...more
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Nine percent of women age 15-49 reported that they had ever experienced sexual violence, and 4% said that they had experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months (Table 16.4). Four percent of women first experienced sexual violence before age 18" (430). "As was the case for physical violence, divorced, separated, or widowed women were more likely (15%) to have experienced sexual violence than currently married women (9%) and never-married women (8%)" (430). "By zone, the prevalence of sexual violence ranges from 5% each in the North West and South West to 16% in the North East. By state, the percentage of women who have experienced sexual violence is highest...more
April 30, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

" The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality in May reported that 99.3% of Egyptian women interviewed said they had been subjected to some form of sexual violence" (para 14).
April 24, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Rape remained widespread. According to a study, almost 20 percent of college students surveyed reported at least one incident of rape committed against them. In 2013 Positive Action for Treatment Access, an NGO focused on HIV treatment, released a countrywide survey of 1,000 preadolescents and adolescents (ages 10 to 19), which noted three in 10 girls reported their first sexual encounter was rape." (32).
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Only 6% of women age 15-49 have ever experienced sexual violence; 4% experienced sexual violence in the 12 months preceding the survey. Three percent of women had experienced sexual violence by age 22, and 1% had experienced sexual violence by age 18. Fourteen percent of divorced, separated, or widowed women have experienced sexual violence. By contrast, only 5% of currently married women have experienced sexual violence, with 4% experiencing such violence in the past 12 months" (306). "Fifteen percent of women have experienced any form of physical or sexual violence in the past 12 months. The most common type of spousal violence women have ever experienced is emotional violence (26%),...more
April 3, 2020, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"While China’s crime data are mostly inaccessible to the public, the most recent International Crime Victims Survey by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute found the rate of sexual assault reporting in Beijing to rank among the world’s lowest, besting only Cairo and Jakarta. In Hong Kong, a semi-independent Chinese city, only 2 percent of sexual assault cases are known to law enforcement. Of those 2 percent reported, according to University of Hong Kong findings, the majority will not end up getting brought to court and convicted" (para 5). "In a 2013 U.N. study, 9 percent of about 1,000 Chinese men surveyed reported that they had committed...more
April 1, 2020, 6:28 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"There were no reliable national, provincial, or local statistics on rape due to underreporting and a lack of any centralized law enforcement data collection system" (38).
March 30, 2020, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Denmark
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Several studies say that Denmark has the highest prevalence of sexual violence in Europe" (para 4). "The Danish Ministry of Justice estimates that around 5,100 women a year are victims of rape or attempted rape, while the University of Southern Denmark puts this figure as high as 24,000 in 2017 - a high number for a country with a relatively small population (5.8 million)" (para 5).
March 25, 2020, 4:50 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The first involved an explosive accusation by a former junior staffer against the country’s top judge. In a sworn affidavit, the employee alleged that India’s chief justice, Ranjan Gogoi, had sexually harassed her, an accusation he denied" (para 2). "Another high-profile #MeToo case is also making its way through the legal system this week. Last fall, more than a dozen women had accused M.J. Akbar, a government minister and former newspaper editor, of sexual harassment, misconduct and rape, including in an account published in The Washington Post. Akbar denied the allegations" (para 8).
March 23, 2020, 4:37 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

Sweden, for example, has the highest incidence of reported rape in Europe (para 4).
March 23, 2020, 4:37 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

The incidence of violence against women is high in this region [Africa], particularly in South Africa, where an estimated 600,000 rapes occur every year (para 8).
Feb. 21, 2020, 3:29 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

Table 6 shows the data for the rape of women and girls by geographical regions between 2011 and 2015. A total of 1351 rapes were reported, 17.7% were reported in 2011, 20% in 2012, 20% in 2013, 16.6% in 2014 and 23.7% in 2015 (4).
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:16 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Five million women were victims of sexual violence and 1 million of rape or attempted rape. ISTAT also estimated, there were 74,000 cases of rape or attempted rape, of which 4,500 were reported to the Police. Partners commit approximately 23 per cent of sexual abuse cases." (para 50).
Feb. 8, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"One in five (21%) ever-partnered women have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence committed by their current or most recent partner. Thirteen percent of women reported experiencing physical, sexual, or emotional violence in the 12 months preceding the survey. Fourteen percent of ever-partnered women reported physical violence by their current (or most recent) partner, and a similar proportion reported emotional violence. Sexual violence was reported by 4% of women" (359).
Feb. 5, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Five percent of women age 15-49 have experienced sexual violence at some time in their lives (Table 16.3). Four percent of women experienced sexual violence within the 12 months preceding the survey. Women in Manufahi are most likely to have experienced sexual violence in the 12 months preceding the survey (12%). Among the ever-married who have experienced sexual violence, 76% reported having experienced such violence from their current husband (Table 16.4). Two percent of women age 15-49 experienced sexual violence before the age of 18 (Table 16.5)" (pg 301). "Nationally, 34% of women age 15-49 have experienced either physical violence, sexual violence, or both (Table 16.6)" (pg 301).more
Jan. 22, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"MJF [Manusher Jonno Foundation] referring to the rapes of 572 children from January to July, and 630 women in the first six months of 2018 termed the figures to be horrendous" (para 7).
Jan. 13, 2020, 8:20 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In December 2016 a 14-year-old girl was gang raped, stabbed, and beaten by six males between 13 and 16 years of age in Galdogob district in Puntland. A second girl was also beaten in the incident. The perpetrators were sentenced by the local sharia court to fines between $1,750 and $4,600 each, 100 to 200 lashes, and five to 10 years in prison each. Observers noted the prison sentences would have likely been much higher if convicted under the sexual offenses law rather than sharia." (32).
Jan. 13, 2020, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Ecuador
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Over the last three years, there have been almost 14,000 reported cases of rape in the country, 718 of them of girls under 10 years old, said Andrade, speaking in the assembly in January, quoting numbers from the attorney general’s office" (para 15).
Jan. 8, 2020, 12:17 a.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Officially, the country registers 2,608 cases of sexual abuses of underage children since the beginning of 2019, a six percent raise as compared with the same period last year. Last month, authorities recorded a total of 730 cases" (para 3-4).
Jan. 2, 2020, 4:29 p.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"Child rapes doubled to around 1,000 a year in the period between 2010 and 2014" (para 19).
Jan. 2, 2020, 3:45 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In an apparent reference to Boko Haram, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that since 2012, non-state armed groups in north east Nigeria have recruited and used children as combatants and non-combatants, raped and forced girls to marry and committed other grave violations against children. Accounts by others who escaped from Boko Haram’s captivity confirm this" (para 13-14).
Dec. 31, 2019, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, an independent watchdog, reported at least 845 incidents of sexual violence against women in its 2018 report. There were no comparative figures and the Commission had previously said violence against women went largely unreported, particularly in rural areas, where poverty and stigma prevented victims from speaking out." (para. 6-7).
Dec. 21, 2019, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"In 2017 official figures showed 320 child rapes in Ukraine - but the numbers of paedophile sex abuse cases are believed to run into the thousands" (para 4). "National police chief Vyacheslav Abroskin said this week: 'Five children were raped in four regions of Ukraine… within just 24 hours. And these are the crimes which parents reported to police despite their fear and anxiety to do so. We can only guess how many latent sexual crimes against children we have in the country'" (para 5-7). "In one horrific recent case, 11-year-old Daria Lukyanenko, from Odessa region, was killed after she 'fought back' against an alleged rape attempt by a family...more
Dec. 14, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The number of rapes reported shot up by 28% in the first three months of 2018--the outcome of the first trial seemed to encourage more women to come forward, rather than deter them" (para 6).